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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Our services are still running

We are currently running a reduced timetable in response to current Government advice regarding travel. A significant number of services have been suspended until Wednesday 2 December when restrictions are due to be eased. This is subject to change and we will continue to respond to future announcements which may, unfortunately, result in short-notice changes

It is your responsibility to check if you can travel.

Please keep checking this page for the most up-to-date information and to plan your journey. We understand your plans may change so we’re offering increased flexibility for journeys until 21 March 2021. Get more information on our flexible travel page.

Find out about the changes we’ve made to keep you safe on our coronavirus safety page.

We understand this is a great time of uncertainty for all during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. For the answers to our most common questions, please visit our coronavirus FAQs page.

Am I allowed to travel?

It is your responsibility to check Government guidelines and ensure you are travelling within the guidelines provided. We would also like to remind our customers of the following:

  • It is illegal not to self isolate if instructed to do so in line with government guidance.
  • It is illegal not to wear a face covering on public transport (unless exempt).
  • Guidance is changing regularly and may differ from one location to another. Please check government guidance in line with your travel plans and make arrangements accordingly.

Full details of the latest government guidance for each of the UK nations can be found here:

Cancelled services

Where possible, we will contact customers who are affected by changes to our services. However, you can check if your service is still running by simply searching for your journey to see if it is still available to book, using the same departure, destination and date of travel on your ticket.

If your service is no longer running, there is no need to contact us straight away. We’ve increased the flexibility of our tickets so you can manage your booking and amend your ticket to another date or time using Manage My Booking. Or alternatively please just complete our ticket amendment form before your original outward journey and get in touch with us when you're ready to book again.

If National Express has cancelled your journey and you do not wish to amend your ticket to another date we will fully refund you. If we haven’t already been in contact with you to let you know that we have cancelled your journey and are refunding your ticket, please complete our online refund form and we will process this within 28 days.

If your journey has not been cancelled by us and is still scheduled to run, but you would still like to change your travel plans, we will honour a free amendment until 21 March 2021.

Coach services to Europe

Due to government guidance in France, services via our European Partner Operator BlaBlaBus have been suspended until further notice. If your travel has been affected you can use our contact us page to get in touch and request a full refund.

Travelling abroad

Coach services to airports

For those of you that have an upcoming journey with us to the airport, we have increased the flexibility of our tickets to accommodate change and to offer peace of mind. Visit our flexible travel page for more details and amend your ticket using Manage My Booking.

Coach services to Europe

Due to government guidance in France, services via our European Partner Operator BlaBlaBus have been suspended until further notice. If your travel has been affected you can use our contact us page to get in touch and request a full refund.

Find out where you can go

Click on the map below to see which stations and stops we are serving from 9 November. You can then search for services using our journey planner at the top of this page. Simply select your preferred stops and your date(s) of travel and select “find my journey”.

You can also use our Route Map and Timetables tools which automatically update with any changes to our services.

Interactive Route Map

Use our interactive Route Map to see which stations and stops we are currently serving and how they connect. Search by location, postcode or simply zoom into the map to select a stop.

Once you’ve selected a stop to travel from, Route Map will show you all the services from that stop. Choose the stop you want to travel to and then select “Book Journey” to see our next available services. You can amend the date, add a return, or change the number of passengers using the “Change Journey option”.

For more help and information on how to use Route Map, see our Route Map guide.

Use Route Map

Digital Timetables

If you prefer to use a more traditional timetable to search for services, you can use our Timetable Finder tool. You can filter the services by service number, location or stop name.

Once you’ve selected a service, you’ll be able to see all the stops and times for that service.

You can change between the tabs at the top to see different days of the week and then use the “export PDF” option to download the timetable if required.

For more help and information on how to use our timetables, see our Timetable guide.

Use Timetable Finder

Can’t find a stop or service that suits you?

  • We want to hear from you. Let us know where you want to go on our customer travel survey and we’ll use this information as we plan additional services.
  • Keep checking this page for updates as we’re regularly adding more stops and services. Our Route Map updates automatically as more stops and services are added.
  • In the meantime, try neon, our on-demand coach service. Search for an existing journey or request a new one.

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